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Backyard Chickens: Chicken litter feeds cows feeds chickens feeds cows

(This is the sixth in a series of Friday posts about Backyard Chickens to give an overview of my experiences these past two years.) The debate for the FDA about feeding chicken litter to cows appears to stem from their … Continue reading

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Backyard Chickens: Sounds of the State (in my backyard)

(This is the fifth in a series of ten Friday posts about Backyard Chickens to give an overview of my experiences these past two years.) Sounds of the State is a segment on NPR (here in Michigan) where we hear … Continue reading

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Backyard Chickens: They dig for worms and mite prevention

(This is the fourth in a series of ten weekly posts about Backyard Chickens to give an overview of my experiences these past two years.) Aside from when it rains, and they refuse to leave the coop, our chickens are … Continue reading

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Backyard Chickens: Make our eating life easier

(This is the third in a series of ten Friday posts about Backyard Chickens to give an overview of my experiences these past two years.) At first glance this statement might seem counterintuitive. How in the world can taking care … Continue reading

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Backyard Chickens: Why we have chickens

(This is the second in a series of ten Friday posts about Backyard Chickens to give an overview of my experiences these past two years.) At a recent a schmancy schmooze party filled with very intelligent and bejeweled individuals, probably … Continue reading

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Backyard Chickens: Practicalities

(This is the first in a series of ten Friday posts about Backyard Chickens to give an overview of my experiences these past two years.) Here are some practical elements of backyard chicken care for those of you wavering towards … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Dyeing Lessons

A couple of years ago I discovered the phenomena of dying Easter eggs with natural dyes: food, flowers, or spices. In honor of the bounty that flows freely from our coop every day – this seemed like a golden opportunity … Continue reading

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